Chestnut wood has a long lifespan, a sustainable character and a somewhat irregular shape.
The lifespan of the posts is 15 to 20 years. The wood has a high tannic acid content, so that it is not necessary to extend its lifespan by treating it with a chemical agent. The posts are therefore non-impregnated. And you don’t need to worry about chemical residues in your garden. A sustainable solution!
The somewhat irregular shape of the posts enhances the natural appearance of your willow fence or screen. Precisely what you were looking for!
How do you make a willow fence?
Choose a willow fence for warm, natural tones in your garden. We use willow rods of about 5 metres in length, woven around chestnut posts. Willow withies (also known as bleeslatten) are extremely flexible and ideal for weaving. The sturdy 2 to 3 cm thick rods are made into natural products, such as fencing, screens or boundary partitions.
The most flexible willow rods are available from November to June. It is therefore better to weave a willow fence during these months. The fence should be made immediately after receiving the willow. This prevents the rods from drying out and breaking when weaving.